Artificial Insemination Programs for Cattle
Artificial insemination (AI) is the most widely used assisted reproductive technology. Although AI is much more widely used in dairy herds than beef herds, it is becoming more important in beef cattle breeding programs. The labor required for AI is the most common reason beef cattle producers do not use this technology. However, exhaustive economic analysis of AI shows it to increase net revenue in most situations.
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Refer to Extension Publication 2486 Economic Impact of Artificial Insemination vs. Natural Mating for Beef Cattle Herds for more detail on the economics of AI.